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Flash report, Production volume, 2019

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Flash report, May 2019

13 Jun. 2019

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.


China vehicle production and sales decline 21.2% and 16.4% respectively in May
On June 12, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for the month of May, 2019. Production and sales figures in May showed accelerating year-over-year (y/y) declines. Year-to-date (YTD) production and sales from January to May continued to decline at rates higher than that from January to April.
Overall vehicle production in May totaled 1.848 million units, reflecting a 9.9% month-over-month (m/m) decline and a 21.2% y/y decline, while sales totaled 1.913 million units, reflecting a 3.4% m/m decline and a 16.4% y/y decline. YTD production January through May totaled 10.237 million units with a 13% decline compared to the same period in the previous year, while sales YTD were 10.266 million units, a 13% y/y decline.
May passenger car production reached 1.491 million units, a decline of 10.2% from the previous month, and a decline of 23.7% compared to May of last year. Sales of passenger vehicles totaled 1.561 million units, reflecting declines of 0.9% m/m and 17.4% y/y. Among commercial vehicles, production in May totaled 357,000 units, an 8.8% m/m decline and an 8.5% y/y decline. Commercial vehicle sales were 351,000 units, reflecting decreases of 13.4% m/m and 11.8% y/y.
For new energy vehicles (NEVs), results are positive: production reached 112,000 units, an increase of 16.9% y/y, while sales reached 104,000 units, and this is an increase of 1.8% y/y. Among NEVs, BEV (battery electric vehicle) production was 94,000 units, a 21.7% y/y increase, while sales were 83,000 units, a 1.4% y/y increase. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 18,000 units for a 4.2% y/y decline, but sales showed an increase of 2.2% y/y at 21,000 units. Fuel cell vehicle (FCV) production was 316 units for an increase of 104.3 times y/y, and sales totaled 315 units, an 8-fold y/y increase.
Total vehicle exports in May totaled 78,000 units, reflecting a 6.1% m/m decline and a 16.4% y/y decline. Passenger car exports totaled 55,000 units, a 3.5% m/m decline and a 20.4% y/y decline. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 23,000 units, a 11.9% m/m decline and a 4.5% y/y decline. YTD total vehicle exports totaled 392,000 units, a decrease of 4.9% y/y. Passenger car exports for the 5 months January through May totaled 259,000 units for a 14.5% y/y decline. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 133,000 units for the period showing a 21.7% y/y increase.


China - Production of vehicles
May 2019 Jan.-May 2019
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 78.76 42.61 -20.26 407.06 39.76 -13.13
MPV 8.62 4.66 -34.76 57.77 5.64 -21.10
SUV 58.79 31.81 -25.14 355.15 34.69 -17.89
Mini Van 2.96 1.60 -39.65 17.96 1.75 -0.12
Passenger Cars Total 149.14 80.69 -23.69 837.94 81.85 -15.56
Commercial Vehicles Total 35.70 19.32 -8.50 185.76 18.15 0.67
Grand Total 184.83 100.00 -21.16 1,023.70 100.00 -13.01
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases

China - Vehicle production Top 10 models
- Maker/Brand Model May 2019 May 2018 Y-o-Y Jan.-May
2019
Jan.-May
2018
Y-o-Y
1 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 42,473 40,355 5.2% 192,761 169,188 13.9%
2 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 33,710 34,309 -1.7% 144,872 148,348 -2.3%
3 VW Lavida 32,321 39,874 -18.9% 198,121 183,101 8.2%
4 Buick Excelle GT 26,339 13,002 102.6% 117,408 100,856 16.4%
5 VW New Bora (Model X) 24,237 23,625 2.6% 48,492 100,101 -51.6%
6 Haval Haval H6 23,777 30,175 -21.2% 153,623 187,280 -18.0%
7 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 22,337 27,460 -18.7% 166,939 213,370 -21.8%
8 China FAW Group Corp. Semi Trailer (25t-40t) (China FAW Group Corp.) 21,506 10,840 98.4% 86,242 59,209 45.7%
9 VW Sagitar 20,824 29,757 -30.0% 112,778 138,967 -18.8%
10 VW Magotan 18,146 22,733 -20.2% 83,963 105,151 -20.2%
Source: MarkLines Data Center

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Flash report, April 2019

14 May 2019

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.


China sales decline 14.6% y/y to 1.98 million units in April
On May 13, 2019, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for April. Production and sales figures in April showed faster year-over-year (y/y) declines. Year-to-date (YTD) production and sales from January to April continued to decline at rates higher than that from January to March.
Overall vehicle production in April totaled 2.052 million units, reflecting a 19.8% month-over-month (m/m) decline and a 14.5% y/y decline, while sales totaled 1.98 million units, reflecting a 21.4% m/m decline and a 14.6% y/y decline. YTD production totaled 8.389 million units reflecting an 11% y/y decline, while sales totaled 8.353 million units reflecting a 12.1% y/y decline.
Passenger vehicle production in April totaled 1.66 million units, reflecting a 20.5% m/m decline and a 17% y/y decline, while sales totaled 1.575 million units, reflecting a 22% m/m decline and a 17.7% y/y decline. Commercial vehicle production in April totaled 392,000 units, reflecting a 16.4% m/m decline and a 1.8% y/y decline, while sales totaled 406,000 units, reflecting a 19% m/m decline and a 0.1% y/y increase.
For new energy vehicles (NEVs), production reached 102,000 units, reflecting an increase of 25% y/y, while sales reached 97,000 units, reflecting an increase of 18.1% y/y. Among NEVs, EV production totaled 82,000 units, reflecting a 28.2% y/y increase, while sales totaled 71,000 units, reflecting a 9.6% y/y increase. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 20,000 units for a y/y increase of 13.6%, while sales totaled 26,000 units for a y/y increase of 50.9%. Fuel cell vehicle (FCV) production totaled 9 units for an 84.5% y/y decline, while sales totaled 7 units for an 87.5% y/y decline.
Exports for April totaled 83,000 units, reflecting a 7.8% m/m decline and an 11.8% y/y decline. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 57,000 units reflecting a 2.3% m/m increase and a 14% y/y decline. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 28,000 units reflecting a 24.5% m/m decline and a 6.7% y/y decline. YTD exports totaled 314,000 units, reflecting a 1.6% y/y decline. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 204,000 units for a 12.7% y/y decline. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 110,000 units reflecting a 28.9% y/y increase.

China - Production of vehicles
Apr. 2019 Jan.-Apr. 2019
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 80.39 39.18 -15.80 328.29 39.14 -11.22
MPV 10.69 5.21 -22.14 49.16 5.86 -18.10
SUV 70.04 34.13 -19.31 296.35 35.33 -16.28
Mini Van 4.92 2.40 24.09 15.00 1.79 14.70
Passenger Cars Total 166.05 80.92 -16.97 688.80 82.11 -13.56
Commercial Vehicles Total 39.16 19.08 -1.80 150.06 17.89 3.13
Grand Total 205.2 100.00 -14.45 838.86 100.00 -10.98
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases

China - Vehicle production Top 10 models
- Maker/Brand Model Apr. 2019 Apr. 2018 Y-o-Y Jan.-Apr.
2019
Jan.-Apr.
2018
Y-o-Y
1 VW Lavida 37,601 34,099 10.3% 165,800 143,227 15.8%
2 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 37,152 34,377 8.1% 150,288 128,833 16.7%
3 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 30,536 22,869 33.5% 111,162 114,039 -2.5%
4 Haval Haval H6 28,296 34,320 -17.6% 129,846 157,105 -17.4%
5 VW Sagitar 27,274 31,085 -12.3% 91,954 109,210 -15.8%
6 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 22,088 28,811 -23.3% 144,602 185,910 -22.2%
7 Nissan X-Trail 20,466 17,827 14.8% 67,877 62,810 8.1%
8 VW Tiguan 19,894 29,509 -32.6% 76,502 120,436 -36.5%
9 VW Magotan 19,662 22,156 -11.3% 65,817 82,418 -20.1%
10 Honda Accord 19,478 1,782 993.0% 68,691 43,310 58.6%
Source: MarkLines Data Center

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Flash report, March 2019

15 Apr. 2019

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.


China sales decline 5.2% y/y to 2.52 million units in March
On April 12, 2019, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for March. Production and sales figures in March showed fast month-over-month (m/m) declines and slight year-over-year (y/y) declines. Year-to-date (YTD) production and sales from January to March continued to decline with decrease rates lower than that from January to February.
Overall vehicle production in March totaled 2.558 million units, reflecting a 81.5% m/m increase and a 2.7% y/y decline, while sales totaled 2.52 million units, reflecting a 70.1% m/m increase and a 5.2% y/y decline. YTD production totaled 6.336 million units reflecting a 9.8% y/y decline, while sales totaled 6.372 million units reflecting an 11.3% y/y decline.
Passenger vehicle production in March totaled 2.09 million units, an 83.3% m/m increase and a 5.0% y/y decline, while sales totaled 2.019 million units, a 65.6% m/m increase and a 6.9% y/y decline. Commercial vehicle production in March totaled 468,000 units, a 73.8% m/m increase and an 8.7% y/y increase, while sales totaled 501,000 units, a 91.0% m/m increase and a 2.4% y/y increase.
For new energy vehicles (NEVs), production reached 128,000 units, up 88.6% y/y, while sales reached 126,000 units, up 85.4% y/y. Among NEVs, EV production totaled 100,000 units, reflecting a 96.2% y/y increase, while sales totaled 96,000 units, reflecting an 83.4% y/y increase. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 28,000 units for a y/y increase of 65.5%, while sales totaled 30,000 units for a y/y increase of 91.5%. Fuel cell vehicle (FCV) production totaled 86 units for a 168.8% y/y increase, while sales totaled 86 units, increasing by 42 times y/y.
Exports for March totaled 90,000 units, reflecting a 57.7% m/m increase and a 0.4% y/y increase. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 56,000 units for a 55.1% m/m increase and a 16.6% y/y decline. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 34,000 units for a 62.1% m/m increase and a 50.7% y/y increase. YTD exports totaled 231,000 units, reflecting a 2.7% y/y increase. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 147,000 units for a 12.3% y/y decline. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 84,000 units for a 46.0% y/y increase.

China - Production of vehicles
Mar. 2019 Jan.-Mar. 2019
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 98.62 38.55 -0.83 247.11 39.00 -9.92
MPV 15.40 6.02 -9.10 38.46 6.07 -16.89
SUV 90.60 35.42 -9.25 227.08 35.84 -15.01
Mini Van 4.35 1.70 18.13 10.08 1.59 10.61
Passenger Cars Total 208.98 81.70 -4.97 522.73 82.51 -12.42
Commercial Vehicles Total 46.82 18.30 8.72 110.84 17.49 4.95
Grand Total 255.80 100.00 -2.73 633.57 100.00 -9.81
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases

China - Vehicle production Top 10 models
- Maker/Brand Model Mar. 2019 Mar. 2018 Y-o-Y Jan.-Mar.
2019
Jan.-Mar.
2018
Y-o-Y
1 VW Lavida 51,562 31,316 64.7% 128,199 109,128 17.5%
2 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 43,835 38,740 13.2% 113,136 94,456 19.8%
3 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 41,209 48,989 -15.9% 122,514 157,099 -22.0%
4 Haval Haval H6 32,058 39,527 -18.9% 101,550 122,785 -17.3%
5 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 31,445 35,895 -12.4% 80,626 91,170 -11.6%
6 VW Bora 28,947 0 -% 69,199 0 -%
7 VW Sagitar 27,665 32,466 -14.8% 64,680 78,125 -17.2%
8 Hyundai Tucson/ix35 26,320 23,850 10.4% 51,706 55,578 -7.0%
9 Buick Excelle GT 25,985 24,790 4.8% 75,389 70,557 6.8%
10 Hyundai Elantra/Yuedong/Langdong/Elantra 2016 25,352 16,500 53.6% 38,497 42,820 -10.1%
Source: MarkLines Data Center

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Flash report, February 2019

12 Mar. 2019

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.


China sales decline 13.8% y/y to 1.482 million units in February
On March 11, 2019, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for February. Production and sales figures in February showed a month-over-month (m/m) decline due to the Chinese Spring Festival, with a considerable decline in passenger vehicles. Commercial vehicle production and sales figures showed a slight year-over-year (y/y) increase, while passenger vehicle production and sales figures showed a y/y decline. Year-to-date (YTD) production and sales from January to February continued to decline with the decrease rate for passenger vehicles higher than the average level for the industry. Commercial vehicles increased slightly.
Overall vehicle production in February totaled 1.410 million units, down 40.4% m/m and 17.4% y/y. Sales reached 1.482 million units, down 37.4% m/m and 13.8% y/y. YTD production totaled 3.776 million units for a 14.1% y/y decline, while sales totaled 3.852 million units for a 14.9% y/y decline.
Passenger vehicle production in February was 1.140 million units, representing a 42.9% m/m decline and a 20.8% y/y decline. Sales totaled 1.219 million units, representing a 39.7% m/m decline and a 17.4% y/y decline.
In the commercial vehicle segment, production totaled 270,000 units, down 27.2% m/m and up 1.0% y/y. Sales reached 262,000 units, down 24.3% m/m and up 8.0% y/y.
For new energy vehicles (NEVs), production reached 59,000 units, up 50.9% y/y. Sales totaled 53,000 units, up 53.6% y/y. Among NEVs, EV production reached 44,000 units, up 51.3% y/y, while EV sales reached 40,000 units, up 69.4% y/y. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 15,000 units for a y/y increase of 48.2%, while sales totaled 13,000 units for a y/y increase of 18.6%.
Exports for February reached 57,000 units, representing an m/m decline of 30.9% and a y/y increase of 2.3%. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 36,000 units, representing a decline of 32.8% m/m and a 10.8% y/y. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 21,000 units, marking a decline of 27.6% m/m and an increase of 36.9% y/y. Year-to-date (YTD) exports totaled 141,000 units, a 4.0% y/y increase. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 91,000 units for a 9.6% y/y decline, while commercial vehicle exports totaled 50,000 units for a 42.9% y/y increase.

China - Production of vehicles
Feb. 2019 Jan.-Feb. 2019
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%) Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-oY(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 54.38 38.57 -16.68 148.49 39.32 -15.09
MPV 8.44 5.99 -28.10 22.99 6.09 -21.63
SUV 48.93 34.71 -24.10 136.48 36.14 -18.44
Mini Van 2.27 1.61 -7.10 5.73 1.52 5.50
Passenger Cars Total 114.03 80.88 -20.77 313.69 83.06 -16.79
Commercial Vehicles Total 26.95 19.12 0.95 63.96 16.94 2.27
Grand Total 140.98 100.00 -17.37 377.65 100.00 -14.08
Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases

China - Vehicle production Top 10 models
- Maker/Brand Model Feb. 2019 Feb. 2018 Y-o-Y Jan.-Feb.
2019
Jan.-Feb.
2018
Y-o-Y
1 VW Lavida 29,195 36,590 -20.2% 76,637 77,812 -1.5%
2 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 25,512 44,202 -42.3% 81,305 108,110 -24.8%
3 Haval Haval H6 24,777 29,906 -17.2% 69,492 83,258 -16.5%
4 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 21,808 17,098 27.5% 69,301 55,716 24.4%
5 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 19,892 21,197 -6.2% 49,181 55,275 -11.0%
6 VW Jetta 18,358 0
-%
49,355 29,802 65.6%
7 Emgrand Emgrand 16,093 17,527 -8.2% 39,453 42,087 -6.3%
8 Geely Bo Yue 15,666 16,281 -3.8% 43,045 43,614 -1.3%
9 Buick Excelle GT 14,816 10,206 45.2% 49,404 45,767 7.9%
10 VW Sagitar 14,402 15,131 -4.8% 37,015 45,659 -18.9%
Source: MarkLines Data Center

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Flash report, January 2019

18 Feb. 2019

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.


China sales decline 15.8% y/y to 2.367 million units in January
On February 18, 2019, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced vehicle production and sales results for January 2019. Production and sales in January declined month-over-month (m/m),representing a pronounced m/m decline for commercial vehicles. Production and sales declined fast year-over-year (y/y), with the y/y decline for passenger vehicles being the largest in the industry as a whole.
Overall vehicle production in January totaled 2.365 million units, down 4.7% m/m and 12.1% y/y. Sales reached 2.367 million units, down 11.1% m/m and 15.8% y/y.
Passenger vehicle production in January was 1.995 million units, representing a 2.9% m/m and a 14.4% y/y decline. Sales totaled 2.021 million units, representing a 9.5% m/m and a 17.7% y/y decline. Production growth rate of passenger vehicles is 2.3 percentage points lower compared to total vehicle production, while sales growth rate of passenger vehicles is 2.0 percentage points lower compared to total vehicle sales.
In the commercial vehicle segment, production totaled 370,000 units, up 3.2% y/y. Sales reached 346,000 units, down 2.2% y/y.
For new energy vehicles (NEVs), production reached 91,000 units, up 113.0% y/y. Sales totaled 96,000 units, up 138.0% y/y. Among NEVs, EV production reached 67,000 units, up 141.1% y/y, while EV sales reached 75,000 units, up 179.7% y/y. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) production totaled 24,000 units for a y/y increase of 59.9%, while sales totaled 21,000 units for a y/y increase of 54.6%.
Exports for January reached 83,000 units, representing a 3.2% m/m and a 4.4% y/y increase that continues. Passenger vehicle exports totaled 54,000 units, representing a 4.9% m/m and a 9.8% y/y decline. Commercial vehicle exports totaled 29,000 units, representing a 22.5% m/m increase and a 47.6% y/y increase.

China - Production of vehicles

Jan. 2019
Units
(10,000)
Share(%) Y-o-Y(%)
Sedan/Hatchback 94.10 39.79 -14.15
MPV 14.60 6.17 -14.89
SUV 87.35 36.93 -15.09
Mini Van 3.45 1.46 15.77
Passenger Cars Total 199.51 84.35 -14.39
Commercial Vehicles Total 37.01 15.65 3.18
Grand Total 236.52 100.00 -12.05

Source:CAAM, Each maker's press releases


China - Vehicle production Top 10 models
- Maker/Brand Model Jan. 2019 Jan. 2018 Y-o-Y
1 Wuling Wuling Hongguang 55,793 63,908 -12.7%
2 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy/Sylphy 47,493 38,618 23.0%
3 VW Lavida 47,442 41,222 15.1%
4 Haval Haval H6 44,715 53,352 -16.2%
5 Geely Bo Yue 42,004 27,333 53.7%
6 Baojun Baojun 530 38,761 2,188 1671.5%
7 Buick Excelle GT 34,588 35,561 -2.7%
8 VW Jetta 30,997 29,802 4.0%
9 Toyota Corolla/New Corolla 29,289 34,078 -14.1%
10 Chevrolet Cavalier 28,572 24,709 15.6%
Source: MarkLines Data Center


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